Performance group The Front Lawn (Don McGlashan, Harry Sinclair) stretch all of their prolific talents in this kooky Truly, Madly, Deeply style short. An eerie body-shifting whistled tune precedes Ben (McGlashan) finding his partner Linda (Jennifer Ward-Lealand) dead in bed. Then things get stranger: Linda’s ghost catches up with an old lover Victor (Sinclair) and faces a life-changing dilemma, while her body — awol with a tennis player on Tamaki Drive — has other plans. The surreal romance was made for TVNZ; it won best short at the 1990 NZ Screen Awards.
I’ve come to see you because I need some advice. You see Linda ... has left her body!– Ben (Don McGlashan) to Linda's Grandmother (Lawley)
The Front Lawn
Features ‘Haere Mai’, written by Sam Freedman, performed by Bill Wolfgramme & His Hawaiians, vocals by Daphne Walker